Squash Mad
England Squash suffer substantial funding cut

England Squash suffer substantial funding cut

England Squash suffer budget slash and are threatened with further action unless new objectives are met By Lee Horton – Squash Mad Reporter England Squash has been hit with a £355,000 funding cut after failing to halt the decline in people playing the sport. Sport England announced the 20 per cent reduction in financial support [...]

January 25, 2014 Lee Horton ESR, News 10

Super Shabana crowned king of New York

Super Shabana crowned king of New York

Shabana derails Gaultier with power show as he’s crowned ToC champion By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad EGYPTIAN squash maestro Amr Shabana dominated Gregory Gaultier in the final of last night’s 2014 J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions, beating the Frenchman 3-0 to seal the title in New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Shabana was in ominous [...]

January 25, 2014 Lee Horton News 1

David supreme in NY as she bags title No. 72

David supreme in NY as she bags title No. 72

Listen to our exclusive post-match interview with Nicol David, courtesy of Kristi Maroc, above I wanted this so badly says Nicol as she claims first ToC crown By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter WORLD number one Nicol David claimed her first J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title with a resounding 11-4, 13 -11, 11-8 [...]

January 25, 2014 Lee Horton News 0
Gaultier and Shabana reach ToC final

Gaultier and Shabana reach ToC final

Tournament of Champions: One title yet multiple targets for finalists By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Senior Reporter Four-time World champion Amr Shabana and top seed Gregory Gaultier will contest the final of the 2014 J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions [...]

January 24, 2014 News
World’s top two set to battle for Champion’s trophy

World’s top two set to battle for Champion’s trophy

David and Massaro reach Tournament of Champions final  By KRISTI MAROC – Squash Mad New York Correspondent Despite some unexpected upsets throughout the women’s 2014 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, it will be a battle of the world’s best as [...]

January 24, 2014 News
Gilly Lane: My magic moment on court at the ToC

Gilly Lane: My magic moment on court at the ToC

My big moment in the Big Apple: Playing the world number one on the glass court at Grand Central left me a nervous wreck By GILLY LANE  – Squash Mad Columnist What it is like playing on the center stage [...]

January 23, 2014 Comment
McWIL court guru David Carr makes squash a glass act

McWIL court guru David Carr makes squash a glass act

Life through the looking glass: 11 points with court king David Carr Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash Mad interviews David Carr, owner of American squash court constructors McWil, whose prestigious glass court adorns Grand Central Terminal [...]

January 23, 2014 Interviews
Gaultier glides into ToC semi final

Gaultier glides into ToC semi final

Gaultier gunning for second ToC crown and world number one spot By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Top seed Gregory Gaultier moved one step closer to overtaking Nick Matthew at the top of the world rankings after battling [...]

January 23, 2014 News
ToC: David seals semi-final berth in stunning style

ToC: David seals semi-final berth in stunning style

David books semi-final meeting with Waters at Grand Central Station By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Chief Reporter World number one Nicol David produced a devastating display to thrash fellow Malaysian Low Wee Wern 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 and advance into [...]

January 23, 2014 News
Sublime Shabana topples Matthew in ToC thriller

Sublime Shabana topples Matthew in ToC thriller

Shabana shocks the seedings to oust world number one Nick Matthew in Tournament of Champions quarter final By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Senior Reporter Egyptian maestro Amr Shabana rolled back the years to stun world number one Nick Matthew in [...]

January 22, 2014 News
Exclusive: Don’t mention the R-word says Nick Matthew’s dad

Exclusive: Don’t mention the R-word says Nick Matthew’s dad

Proud dad Hedley Matthew says golden boy Nick is focused on the Commonwealth Games Exclusive interview by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Reporter Nick Matthew’s father claims “mental drive” rather than ageing limbs will be the deciding factor when the [...]

January 21, 2014 Interviews, News
Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Eliminate the overswing and success will follow, says Jonathan Kemp By JONATHAN KEMP – SQUASH MAD COLUMNIST THE backhand drop should be one of the most effective shots in your arsenal. Executed confidently and several points can be won without [...]

January 21, 2014 Coaching and Development, Comment, News
Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Kasey Brown given leading role at the WSA to kick-start new era By KRISTI MAROC – Squash Mad New York Correspondent AUSTRALIAN number one Kasey Brown has been appointed President of the Women’s Squash Association during their Annual General Meeting [...]

January 20, 2014 Interviews, News
Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie Thomas: Underestimate jet lag at your peril – acclimatization is the name of the game By CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist What an exciting way for the players to start 2014 by playing the Tournament of Champions event. [...]

January 17, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment
Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

I would love an all-Penang World final with Nicol David – 11 Points with Low Wee Wern By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent So, Penang will host the Women’s World Squash Championships. But while everyone was busy swarming around Nicol [...]

January 16, 2014 Interviews